bámul

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeia + -ul (reflexive suffix). First attested in 1585.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbaːmul]
  • Hyphenation: bá‧mul
  • Rhymes: -ul

Verb[edit]

bámul

  1. (transitive) to gaze (to stare intently or earnestly)
    Mindenki minket bámul.Everybody is looking at us.
  2. (transitive) to admire (to estimate or prize highly)
    Bámulta a kitartását.He marveled at her perseverance.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ bámul in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • bámul in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • bámul in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2023)